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Internment during World War I in Australia

Nadine Helmi, author; Jono Lineen, National Museum of Australia

Life on the Home Front Symposium, 7 August 2015

Nadine Helmi (author of The Enemy At Home: German internees in WW 1 Australia) and curator Jono Lineen discussed internment in general and the internment of Germans in particular during the First World War in Australia.

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conflict, nation

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War and Peace on the Home Front

Dr Melanie Oppenheimer, Flinders University, and Dr Bart Ziino, Deakin University

Life on the Home Front Symposium, 7 August 2015

Melanie Oppenheimer discussed the role of volunteers and in particular the Australian Red Cross during the First World War. Bart Ziino discussed the conscription debate and people’s anxiety about their loved ones at the front.

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conflict, nation

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The Shattered Anzac

Katy Mutton, visual artist; Dr Elizabeth Roberts-Pedersen, University of Western Sydney

Life on the Home Front Symposium, 7 August 2015

Katy Mutton discussed her artwork on the history of the soldier settlements in Red Cliffs, Victoria. Elizabeth Roberts-Pedersen examined the notion of the shattered Anzac through the lens of military psychiatry and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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conflict, nation

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The August Offensives on Gallipoli and their echoes in Australia

Brad Manera, Executive Manager of the Anzac Memorial, Hyde Park, Sydney

Life on the Home Front Symposium, 7 August 2015

Senior historian and curator Brad Manera gave the keynote address re-examining some of the key battles at Gallipoli, and how information about the fate of casualties was conveyed to family members back in Australia.

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conflict, nation

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Landmark women: Dr Jennifer Gall

Dr Jennifer Gall, musicologist, National Film and Sound Archive

Landmark Women, 17 July 2015

Jennifer describes the rich musical history of Mugga Mugga Homestead, Lanyon Homestead and Calthorpe’s House in the Canberra, and demonstrates works from different eras on her violin.

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colonial, history, music

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Landmark women: Marion Le AM

Marion Le AM, human rights advocate and lawyer

Landmark Women, 19 June 2015

Marion talks about growing up in New Zealand, her passion for teaching and multiculturalism and her continuing work with migrants and refugees.

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conflict, journey, migration

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The Water Diviner: screen to page

Andrew Anastasios and Dr Meaghan Wilson-Anastasios, authors, with Kylie Carman-Brown, National Museum of Australia

Home Front exhibition lecture series, 11 June 2015

Andrew and Meaghan discuss the inspiration for The Water Diviner, their book which inspired the 2014 film about Gallipoli and grief. With an introduction from Kylie about the Museum’s exhibition The Home Front: Australia during the First World War.

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history, journeys, nation

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Landmark women: Amanda Whitley

Amanda Whitley, founder and director of the HerCanberra website

Landmark Women, 15 May 2015

Amanda talks about the importance of family, and her ‘winding career path’ – from running a citrus marketing lobby group – to moderating the Mamamia website and setting up the HerCanberra website.

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canberra, health, leisure, women

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In the Shadow of Ebola film screening and discussion

Professor Gregg Mitman, University of Wisconsin-Madison, and chaired by Libby Robin, Senior Research Fellow, National Museum of Australia

12 May 2015

Environmental and medical historian and film director Gregg Mitman talks about his work in Liberia, which resulted in the 2015 film In the Shadow of Ebola.

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conflict, disease, health, nation

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The making of The Home Front: Australia during the First World War

Joanne Bach and Jonathan Lineen, curators, National Museum of Australia

Home Front exhibition lecture series, 7 May 2015

A behind-the-scenes look at researching and staging this National Museum exhibition. Includes the favourite featured stories from two of the curators.

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history, military, nation, women

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